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Title:Assessing the impact of chemical loads from agriculture holdings on the Puck Bay environment with the high-resolution ecosystem model of the Puck Bay, Southern Baltic Sea 
Authors:Dybowski, D., M. Janecki, A. Nowicki and L.A. Dzierzbicka-Glowacka 
Volume (Issue):12(7) 
Article ID:2068 
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Broad Application Category:pollutant only 
Primary Application Category:model and/or data interface 
Secondary Application Category:pollutant cycling/loss and transport 
Watershed Description:Puck Bay drainage area, which drains to the Sea of Gdansk (and Baltic Sea) along the northern coast of Poland. 
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Abstract:This paper describes the ecohydrodynamic predictive model EcoPuckBay—the ecosystem part—for assessing the state of the Puck Bay coastal environment and its ecosystem. We coupled the EcoPuckBay model with the land water flow models (Soil andWater Assessment Tool (SWAT) for surface water and Modflow for groundwater). To evaluate the quality of the results obtained from the EcoPuckBay model, a set of basic statistical measures for dissolved oxygen, chlorophyll-a, nitrates, and phosphates were calculated, such as mean, Pearson correlation coefficient (r), root-mean-square-error (RMSE), and standard deviation (STD). The analysis presented in this paper shows that the EcoPuckBay model produces reliable results. In addition, we developed a nutrient spread module to show the impact of agricultural activity on the waters of the Puck Bay. The EcoPuckBay model is also available in operational mode where users can access 60-h forecasts via the website of the WaterPUCK Project through the “Products” tab. 
Keywords:3D ecosystem model; nutrients; pesticides; Puck Bay; WaterPUCK